Analysis Of 'The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock'

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1. W.E.B. DuBois wrote about racism in the United States. In what ways was he ahead of his time? In what ways is contemporary American Society still dealing with the same problems?
W.E.B. DuBois (1868-1963) was very progressive for his time. He thought that being both black and American made for a unique identity. He began to push for the federal government to outlaw lynching, he also supported labor laws, women’s right to vote, and interracial marriage. The Souls of Black Folks, is an essay that examines African American’s quest for identity, or in the words of DuBois “longing to attain self-conscious manhood”. Although the Civil War amendments granted African Americans freedom, citizenship, and the right to vote, the emancipated people were
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Who is the narrator of T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"? What did he mean when he said, "I grow old, I grow old, I shall wear my trousers rolled, I have heard the mermaids singing but I do not think they will sing to me"?
T.S. Eliot published his dramatic monologue, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock in 1915. In the poem when Eliot writes “I”, he is referring to the narrator, who is Prufrock. Prufrock seems to have seen the seedier side of life. He is growing older and is acutely aware of what he has become, turning thin, losing his hair, and measuring his like on coffee spoons. He wants to refresh his stale, musty life, but isn’t sure where to start. He still wants to leave his mark on the world, even “disturb the universe”, but he is also isolated, nervous, and lacks confidence. He doesn’t trust anyone or anything. Prufrock wants to make a proposal of love, but he is afraid that if he does it will upset the
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Foreshadowing often appears at the beginning of a story, or a chapter, and helps the reader develop expectations about the coming events in a story. A writer may use character dialogues to hint at what may occur in the future. In addition, any event or action in the story may throw a hint to the readers about future events or actions. Even a title of a work or a chapter title can act as a clue that suggests what is going to happen. Foreshadowing in fiction creates an atmosphere of suspense in a story, so that the readers are interested to know
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